I had a netgear ma 401 card and decided to get a cisco aironet 352. Installed FC2 neither card would fire up on boot. So I started googling for info. After alot of wading through hours of useless junk I finally downgraded firmware on cisco card, and got nothing. Tried changing when pcmcia started /ect/init.d/pcmcia
#chkconfig: 2345 24 96 to #chkconfig: 2345 09 96. I did this hoping that starting pcmcia before network services would cure the problem. 352 starts up, lights flashing and nothing won't do anything. Went to menu/system tools/network device control and all the devices are screwed up. So I delete them all and reboot, go to menu/system tools/internet configuration wizard to set up new wireless connection only to find out notthing deleted. So I decided I would upgrade to kernel 2.6.7 to see if there had been a fix, now no pcmcia at all. (RELOAD)Day 2 all of the above again except instead of tring to delete devices from network device control I went /etc/systemconfig/networking/devices and killed them there rebooted went to internet configuration wizard and guess what my card isn't in the list. So I set up my ethernet conection and find out that sure enough all are device are gone. Decide to go ahead and up grade kernel again sure enough pcmcia gone. (Reload)Day 3 Same as day to except I decided before doing kernel upgrade I would change the /ect/init.d/pcmcia back to #chkconfig: 2345 24 96 I did and ran chkconfig --level 2345 pcmcia reset rebooted upgrade the kernel. and again pcmcia disapeared. (Reload) Day 4 Starting to get a little frustrated at FC2 and cisco but not willing to go back to the netgear card I start again. By now there are several four letter words I use to descibe my card as well as FC2 as I start the whole process over. I decided this time I would update with yum using only stable packages so I edited yum config. updated system set /ect/init.d/pcmcia to chkconfig:2345 09 96 rebooted went into ect/systemconfig/networking/devices and deleted everything with out opening network device control. Rebooted machine pcmcia started befor network services 352 lighting up, system sees card but not working.Decided to listen to that little voice in my head that said "turn the laptop off and step away from the machine" three beers later the world was starting to become a better place. Day 5 I got up looked at the cisco card and cursed it and the day it was manufactured and got a cup of coffee. I wanted the cisco to work it cost three times as much money as the netgear did and was suppose to work just dandy in the rfmon mode with kismet. But I decided to plug the netgear in, I booted up and it associated right off the bat.
So has anyone been able to get one of the cisco cards to work? Please don't post a reply with a link to cisco's site I have been there and done that . I know this sounds bad but unless you personally have a cisco 350 series pcmcia card or have set one up on FC2 . I don't really want to hear from you. I have spent enough time googling with this problem reading countless post by people who have a system they have installed linux on and like to type that I really don't want to read any more BS. I just want to get this thing working.
Yep right now I have a bad attitude...............sorry